International Journal of Health Sciences
Special Issue I

Effectiveness of instructional program on women knowledge about infant protection during breast feeding by infected woman with COVID-19 in Kirkuk city

Hanon, Rabab Hamoudy (Unknown)
Ali, Rabea Mohsen (Unknown)

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Publish Date
01 Apr 2022


Background: In women affected by other coronavirus infections such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), the mortality rate appeared higher in women affected in pregnancy compared with non-pregnant women. COVID-19 prompted implementation of public health protocols to control the transmission of the virus, many of them required social distancing, hand washing, and lockdown procedures, but has also resulted in creating public anguish and massive fear, especially among the unaffected persons. Objectives: To assess pregnant women's knowledge about who can protect the baby during Brest feeding when mother infected by corona virus before and after implementation of instruction program and to determine the effectiveness of instruction program on pregnant women knowledge about protection methods of neonate during pandemic. Methods: A quasi-experimental design was conducted during the period from (6th June 2021 through 20th August 2021) on non-probability sample (purposive) consists of (100 pregnant women) who visited the primary health care center. The sample knowledge was exposed to pretest, educational program, posttest.

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